It is required that the proposed constitution be available for view for thirty days prior to a student body vote. When asked if a finalized proposed constitution, as opposed to the one currently on the webpage, would require an additional thirty days, Link said that significant alteration might require the extended view time, but that minor changes in wording shouldn’t merit another thirty days.
Asked about how attention would be drawn to the vote, ASCOCC staff replied, “When the document has been finalized, ASCOCC will utilize all marketing avenues to inform students of the opportunity to vote on Blackboard.”
The vote to ratify or reject the new constitution will be available for a minimum of three consecutive days on Blackboard.
Last spring’s student council election, in which council members were elected by a majority vote, had a voter turnout of approximately 300, about five percent of the 5800-member student body of COCC. Precise numbers were unavailable.
“Election data is normally removed from the server three months after the conclusion of the election,” said Barbara Klett, Instructional Technology Coordinator.
The student council is comprised of three members elected in the spring term, with three additional members appointed by the elected. Terms are for one year, with a two-year limit on consecutive service. Amendments to the constitution may be made by a two-thirds vote within the council, and special elections may be held regarding initiatives or emerging issues.
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